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Leawood bitcoin business vows to fight federal shutdown

The Federal Trade Commission said it won a temporary restraining order against Butterfly Labs operator BF Labs Inc. and three individuals connected with the company. More than 20,000 consumers had bought computers from the company hoping to generate the virtual currency for themselves. The company said it will fight the federal action.

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Faster job growth is forecast for the Kansas City area, even as the recovery slogs along

Three economists sketched that consensus with the presentation of an annual forecast for the area economy from the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce. Local growth will “finally translate into significant job growth,” said the forecast prepared by Frank Lenk, director of research services at the Mid-America Regional Council. By his math, that means close to 20,000 new jobs in the area next year.

Smallcakes expanding with sister shop selling ice cream & candy

Smallcakes Creamery & Novelties had a soft opening in the Deer Creek Marketplace at 6936 W. 135th St. on Aug. 13. Now it plans a grand opening from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday with free cotton candy, ice cream tastings and door prizes. The shop sells ice cream based on the Smallcakes cupcake flavors - from Red Velvet to Orange Creamsicle - as well as novelty candy.

Smallcakes expanding with sister shop selling ice cream & candy

Smallcakes Creamery & Novelties had a soft opening in the Deer Creek Marketplace at 6936 W. 135th St. on Aug. 13. Now it plans a grand opening from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday with free cotton candy, ice cream tastings and door prizes. The shop sells ice cream based on the Smallcakes cupcake flavors - from Red Velvet to Orange Creamsicle - as well as novelty candy.

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Samsung to launch new phone in China before Apple

Samsung Electronics Co. said Wednesday its latest Galaxy Note 4 smartphone will go on sale in China and South Korea later this month as its flagging mobile business tries to defend sales from Apple's new iPhones.

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Getting the capital you need: key questions and answers

Lacking sufficient capital to grow is the main constraint for most small and middle market companies. To reach the next level of success, capital is the fuel that drives the company’s growth engine. Without it, reaching that next level is almost impossible.

Anti-addiction groups call for new FDA chief

Anti-addiction activists are calling for the Food and Drug Administration's top official to step down, saying the agency's policies have contributed to a national epidemic of prescription painkiller abuse.

Waddell & Reed Financial tops the rankings

The Overland Park mutual fund manager has outpaced rivals in attracting investors’ dollars by its strong performance and variety of offerings. And the Ivy Funds, which Waddell manages alongside its Waddell & Reed Funds, had a big hand in this year’s showing.

Getting the capital you need: key questions and answers

Lacking sufficient capital to grow is the main constraint for most small and middle market companies. To reach the next level of success, capital is the fuel that drives the company’s growth engine. Without it, reaching that next level is almost impossible.

Anti-addiction groups call for new FDA chief

Anti-addiction activists are calling for the Food and Drug Administration's top official to step down, saying the agency's policies have contributed to a national epidemic of prescription painkiller abuse.

Waddell & Reed Financial tops the rankings

The Overland Park mutual fund manager has outpaced rivals in attracting investors’ dollars by its strong performance and variety of offerings. And the Ivy Funds, which Waddell manages alongside its Waddell & Reed Funds, had a big hand in this year’s showing.

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